Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278183
Title:
Structure-activity studies of delta-selective opioid analogues
Author:
Cavagnero, Silvia, 1962-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The two structurally different peptides DPDPE and Dermenkephalin show a similar remarkably high affinity and selectivity for the delta opioid receptor subtype. An effort has been made to gain some insight into the factors responsible for the recognition ability of these two molecules by synthesizing some DPDPE-Dermenkephalin peptide hybrids and some conformationally restricted Dermenkephalin analogues. The results of the binding and the in-vitro bioassays have been compared with those of the parent peptides. A general decrease in receptor affinity has been observed in the peptide hybrids while the dermenkephalin analogues have shown a wider range of affinities and selectivities. The above findings contribute to the understanding of the structural requirements of the delta receptor, provide information about the sensitivity of Dermenkephalin to enzymatic degradation, and indicate directions for future research.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Chemistry, Biochemistry.; Chemistry, Organic.; Chemistry, Pharmaceutical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hruby, Victor J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleStructure-activity studies of delta-selective opioid analoguesen_US
dc.creatorCavagnero, Silvia, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCavagnero, Silvia, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe two structurally different peptides DPDPE and Dermenkephalin show a similar remarkably high affinity and selectivity for the delta opioid receptor subtype. An effort has been made to gain some insight into the factors responsible for the recognition ability of these two molecules by synthesizing some DPDPE-Dermenkephalin peptide hybrids and some conformationally restricted Dermenkephalin analogues. The results of the binding and the in-vitro bioassays have been compared with those of the parent peptides. A general decrease in receptor affinity has been observed in the peptide hybrids while the dermenkephalin analogues have shown a wider range of affinities and selectivities. The above findings contribute to the understanding of the structural requirements of the delta receptor, provide information about the sensitivity of Dermenkephalin to enzymatic degradation, and indicate directions for future research.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectChemistry, Biochemistry.en_US
dc.subjectChemistry, Organic.en_US
dc.subjectChemistry, Pharmaceutical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHruby, Victor J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342002en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26475303en_US
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